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Compass II Life

The Counseling Home of the 5 Year Plan

Compass II Life: A premier therapy and leadership program like no other.

Offered weekly at two locations:

  • Mobile, AL- Lifelines Counseling Center- 4904 Oak Circle Drive (6:30-7:30pm Tuesdays)
  • Daphne, AL- Focal Point Counseling- 6642 Park Drive Suite B (4pm-5pm Wednesdays)

We cover a 10-week curriculum focused on developing teens into leaders. Members will also have rotating leadership positions within the group.

The sessions are led by founder and director Deon Gatson, M.A., a professional therapist who was previously an employee of Mobile County Juvenile Courts Strickland Youth Center. Deon encourages teens to live life with high standards, and is very effective in working with troubled teens and adolescents facing issues such as low self esteem/confidence, anger management, respect for parents/authority, life purpose, academic motivation, and goal orientation.

Founding Adviser: Patricia Vanderpool, LPC
Therapist: Annie Nowak, M.S.
Therapist: Robin Snider, DPD
Therapist: Daniel Wattier, M.A.

Compass II Life has an active Committee that meets quarterly to improve the quality of the program, measure success rates, and ensure continued area-wide collaboration. Our Committee partners include Baldwin/Mobile County Public Schools staff, senior licensed therapists, and representatives from both the City of Mobile and the City of Daphne.

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Parents, are you tired? Worried? Confused about how to help your teen?

We understand. You have tried everything, and nothing seems to work.

We are very effective with all teens. Our outpatient program demands self-examination and self-development; we positively challenge Anger Management, Disruptive Behaviors, Conduct Challenges, Disrespect for Authority/Police and more.

The group includes active therapy, examination of teen statistics, teen presentations, rotating leadership roles and more. Our graduation capstone exercise at week 10 is like no other. Your teen will be proud to be a graduate of this program.

Compass II Life Graduates Alumni-only incentives include continued mentoring, community service, television appearances, educational trips, free drug testing, and more!

Leadership for today’s teens starts here!

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Session Types

  • Weekly Teen Males Therapy and Leadership Groups- $25.00 per session/Self-Pay (Parent component included)

  • Individual/Family Compass Cares Session- $75.00 per session/Self pay (50-60 minutes by appointment only)

A 10-Week Leadership and Therapy Course for Young Men Age 12-18